It's crazy to think that the Orr Fellowship hosted Finalist Day over three months ago. The day marks the culmination of an exciting three month recruitment process and the potential beginning of an even more exciting two-year experience in the Orr Fellowship.
Twenty-four host companies, representing some of the city's fastest growing tech startups, and 50 fellow hopefuls, representing the best and brightest graduating seniors from Indiana and Ohio universities, were present at Finalist Day at the Regions Tower downtown. Current fellows were present to engage the fellow hopefuls in active discussion on their experiences with their host companies and the fellowship. Needless to say, there was quite a bit of energy in the room. Floor to ceiling windows around the building flooded the room with the hustle and bustle of downtown, and images of the opportunities to come.
On Finalist Day morning, Scott Brenton always says that your interviews are very much like first dates. You either feel the chemistry and connection, or you don't. Our host companies were feeling the chemistry that day. Though host companies arrived to Finalist Day anticipating to hire one fellow, many left having extended offers to two or three fellow hopefuls. This surge in chemistry has given us our biggest ever Orr Fellowship class.
38 new fellows will now join us and their respective host companies in June and today we are ready to release their names and extend to them a well-deserved congratulations!
New Fellow Name
|Ben Roess||Angie's List|
|Daniela Tomas||Angie's List|
|Tanner Halbig||Angie's List|
|Caroline Eberle||Interactive Intelligence|
|Erin Whittaker||Interactive Intelligence|
|Brooke Gallagher||KSM Consulting|
|Lindsay Dun||KSM Consulting|
|Joe Rust||KSM Consulting|
|Kendall Kilander||One Click Ventures|
|Camryn Walton||One Click Ventures|
|Alexis Kaiser||Orbis Education|
|Phillip Tarnowski||pan Testing|
|Kristin Jonason||RICS Software|
|Tyler Williams||Right On Interactive|